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3.00162337662338 out of 53.00162337662338 out of 53.00162337662338 out of 53.00162337662338 out of 53.00162337662338 out of 5 3.00 (1,232 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Christopher Hyde Narrator: J. Paul Boehmer, Paul Boehmer Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Templar Series Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9781400188864
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After a lifetime on the front lines, Army Ranger John Holliday has resigned himself to ending his career teaching at West Point. But when his uncle passes away, Holliday discovers a mysterious medieval sword-wrapped in Adolf Hitler's personal battle standard. Then someone burns down his uncle's house in an attempt to retrieve the sword, and Holliday realizes that he's being drawn into a war that has been fought for centuries. Accompanied by his adventurous niece Peggy, Holliday must delve into the past and piece together the puzzle that was his uncle's life and his involvement with the enigmatic warriors known as the Knights Templar. But his search for answers soon becomes a race against ruthless, cunning opponents willing to die for their cause...and to kill Holliday for daring to uncover their past. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 joan | 4/18/2017

    " I love this series. The books have a good story, great character development and action! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ysidro | 2/17/2014

    " Fairly predictable story line. Just OK. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Donna | 2/16/2014

    " the writting is like for a youngster but the material is for adults.Quite enjoyable storyline not to much james bondish.Found it interesting about where the templars were in France as i know the area.I will be bothering with the next follow on book. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Harold | 2/16/2014

    " This book was a real stinker. Cartoon figures, cardboard characters, too much telling and not enough showing, poorly edited. I can't believe they let it be published. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carole Benson | 2/15/2014

    " Another modern day hunt into historic relics & ancient societies, this time The Templars. This is the first in a series & therefore only has a partial ending. As this genre good this book is OK but not as good as many others of similar theme. Clues are solved very easily & the hero's character is not fleshed out sufficiently but for a first book it's worth reading. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ty Elkins | 2/9/2014

    " Loved the pop culture references. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Aly | 1/25/2014

    " Good book fast paced. Nice mix of history and intrigue...sort of Dale Brownish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 1/16/2014

    " Seemed like just a big set up for the next book... Still a fun read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Skele | 1/10/2014

    " The book is too dragging in the middle. You will wish it had ended earlier. Too much details where it's not needed "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelle | 1/7/2014

    " An OK read. A mystery about tracking down Templar treasure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Michael Mckean | 1/7/2014

    " A decent read but at points the plot lost me. In addition, some scenes are just way too overingrossed in detail. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 1/1/2014

    " There was a lot of travelling around and sometimes I found it hard to keep up with where Doc and Peggy were! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Warren Davis | 1/1/2014

    " GREATLY ENJOYED "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Melissa | 12/24/2013

    " Read it all in one day, should've spread it out. GREAT Plot. Good Characters overall a good read. I am totally fascinated by the Knight's Templar. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacqi | 12/15/2013

    " While I like action books with historical themes, this book was more on the end of long waits and seemed to deal more with the present than with history. The historical flashbacks were more abrupt and had nothing to do with the storyline at that time, not really supplementing the plot. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Stephen | 11/25/2013

    " interesting read but maybe the sequel will be better and more character building "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/9/2013

    " Much as I love these stories they tend to follow a bit of a formula; Paul Christopher's Templar "treasure hunt" was a very enjoyable book albeit similar to others I have read in the past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 James | 10/28/2013

    " An interesting story. I love reading about the Templars. This encourages me to read more of the books by Paul Christopher. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 8/17/2013

    " A swift and unpredictable thriller in the tradition of Clive Cussler. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Danuta | 5/20/2013

    " It was a easy read. Interesting reference to the events in the Jan Guillou Templer trigoly "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dorothy | 5/8/2013

    " Liked this one enough to read the rest of the series, which I have been acquiring over several weeks. The Templars and the other fighting orders of monks during the Crusades have always been of interest. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ellen | 11/7/2012

    " Loved the book. Very exciting adventure. Can't wait for the next one due to be published July 2011. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff Miller | 10/9/2012

    " Meh. Poorly edited. Fairly predictable. There are way better Templar book out there. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Pam Knox | 7/13/2012

    " Fun, if lightweight, adventure story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lbd | 6/18/2012

    " Better than the first book I read of his, this one keeps true to intrigue. didn't feel contrived to make a story or finding an ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Adrian Wilding | 11/9/2011

    " Not the best book I've read, but enjoyed the characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ed | 8/26/2011

    " A familiar plot, but likable characters and a plot that keeps moving. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Austin | 8/5/2011

    " 3.5. The book was good but the main downfall is something that is usually good. Detail. The author used a lot of dry detail that it became overlooked by me. The story was good but could have used a bit more action. Overall, a good book but I don't think I will continue the series. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karen Azinger | 6/8/2011

    " Normally I enjoy these types of books but this one had wooden characters and a painfully linear plot. Not worth the time. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sean | 5/4/2011

    " A fine little story, just what you'd expect for an action templar adventure. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Gillian | 4/1/2011

    " Easy Read ... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amelia | 3/26/2011

    " Ok. But lacking detail and there's only so far you can suspend belief before a plot becomes silly
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jetgibbs | 12/13/2010

    " I picked this up at the library and found myself staying up late at night to finish it. A very enjoyable historical adventure. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Maggie | 11/8/2010

    " Much as I love these stories they tend to follow a bit of a formula; Paul Christopher's Templar "treasure hunt" was a very enjoyable book albeit similar to others I have read in the past. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jessyca | 10/28/2010

    " I listened to this on tape and it was pretty good. Another view of the templars... similar to the davinci code series with different takes and turns... pretty accurate historical data as well... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lbd | 10/9/2010

    " Better than the first book I read of his, this one keeps true to intrigue. didn't feel contrived to make a story or finding an ending. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Frank | 9/9/2010

    " A fun read; not too cerebral and just a bit too convenient (the protoganist, "Doc" Holliday, always seems to find a gun or a car or a boat at just the right moment) but still fun to read. Some interesting historical notes. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kaushik | 5/25/2010

    " Another book from Paul Christopher that is fast paced. He does not let down the pace. The story revolves around the legacy of the templar knights. The only part that was a little disappointing was the ending where the author let the climax drop. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jeff | 2/22/2010

    " Seemed like just a big set up for the next book... Still a fun read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Robert | 2/6/2010

    " A swift and unpredictable thriller in the tradition of Clive Cussler. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tommy | 10/15/2009

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was a departure from his other books in thatit did not include the same main characters. And, the book ended with the reader anticipating a sequel to finish the story. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Laura | 10/4/2009

    " There was a lot of travelling around and sometimes I found it hard to keep up with where Doc and Peggy were! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kelle | 9/18/2009

    " An OK read. A mystery about tracking down Templar treasure. "

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About the Narrators

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.

Paul Boehmer is an American actor best known for his numerous appearances in the Star Trek universe. He began his audiobook work in 2000 and has since lent his voice to many fiction and nonfiction titles. He has won nine AudioFile Earphones Awards as well as the prestigious Audie Award for Best Narration in 2009 and 2014. Between books, he is active in regional theaters across the country. His television appearances include guest spots on Nip/Tuck and Numb3rs.